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2450 S Higley Rd  Gilbert, AZ 85295
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WHAT DOES A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MEAN PART 2

WHAT DOES A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MEAN PART 2

Part two of a series on the check engine light explores some more meanings of this enigmatic system display. The Check Engine Light and Your Car’s Emission System Get Emission Repair in Mesa Like it or hate it, emissions testing is part of life in the Phoenix area. By Arizona law, you can’t even egister your car unless you pass emissions. And during emission testing, the check engine light is an instant fail, and you’re out $35 for the inspection fee plus any repairs. One major source of problems where the check engine light is concerned is your car’s catalytic converter. As auto parts go, this part is essentially worthless. All it really does is allow your car to pass emissions. What causes a catalytic converter to fail? Well, usually when they go it is a result of other scheduled maintenance not being done, such as replacing oxygen sensors and spark plugs. In fact, you do regular scheduled auto maintenance, your catalytic co ... read more

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Emissions

Scheduled Auto Maintenance Part 3: Get a Tune Up in Mesa

Part three of our series on scheduled auto maintenance explores tune ups. How Often Should I Get a Tune Up? How often you should get a tune up depends on a lot of factors, however, even if you car is running smoothly, you want to get a tune-up every 30,000-50,000 miles. Again, however, as we covered in part one of this series, be sure to check the owner’s manual for your particular vehicle. What’s involved in an engine tune-up? On older vehicles that don’t have fuel injectors, usually a tune up means that the spark plugs, the points, and the condenser are replaced. Then the timing is adjusted as well as the carburetor. As cars have changed so have tune-ups. Modern cars don’t have carburetors. Nowadays a tune up can mean timing belt replacement, plugs, plug wires, and some fluids such as transmission fluid. A tune up nowadays is usually bundled into a lube, oil and filter job. Does Getting a Tune-Up Really Help? An old fashio ... read more

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Oil Changes

Scheduled Auto Maintenance Part 1: Know Your Owner’s Manual

Scheduled Auto Maintenance Part 1: Know Your Owner’s Manual

When do I need to do scheduled auto maintenance? Should I worry if I pass a deadline for auto maintenance? Can’t it wait? When Do I Need to Do Scheduled Auto Maintenance? There’s a reason the title of this article includes the words “know your owner’s manual.” A lot of people in America never even crack open their owner’s manual. And then they end up bewildered when their car breaks down and the auto mechanic gives them bad news. However, if you check your owner’s manual, you can see the timetable for every sort of maintenance that your car needs. From normal wear and tear items such as brake repair and tires to engine and power train components, everything in your car has a recommended time period to get preventative auto maintenance done. Think of it almost like checkups for your health. Most people put off going to the dentist or doctor until they have a problem. But for your health, a better way is to get a regular check up. The same h ... read more

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